Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Revival 2012

Run Time:
3 hours, with two intermissions
Opened: October 13, 2012
Closing: March 03, 2013

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 2012 - Broadway History , Info & More

On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple finds themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self-deceptions they forged for their own survival. Steppenwolf ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton face off as one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and harrowing masterpiece.



The Broadway opening will mark exactly 50 years to the date after the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. This production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? originally ran at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company (December 13, 2010 - February 13, 2011) and then transferred to Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage (February 25 - April 10, 2011)



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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Theater Review
9 / 10

This superlative 50th anniversary revival shows that Edward Albee's marital-warfare masterwork remains in a class of its own.

Chicago-style 'Virginia Woolf' cuts deep on Broadway
9 / 10

MacKinnon's production, which essentially re-claims the work from its post-Hollywood identity — of a vehicle for a diva dangling on the edge and her handsome, self-loathing husband — is an ideal way to pay tribute to Albee. It banishes the image of Elizabeth Taylor (or even Kathleen Turner's) Martha and substitutes Morton's more vulnerable, down-to-earth characterization of the daughter of a college president and a woman who plays games, lashes out and ties herself in knots, but all in the service of keeping a lid on the dangerously disappointed, and thus dangerously destructive, guy she married and clearly still loves...Morton and Letts together convey, better than any of the other actors I've seen in this familiar drama, the essentially smallness of George and Martha's suffocating little republic, a dominion that can never reach beyond themselves.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Concludes Limited Run Today
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2013

The critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play its final performance today, March 3rd at 3:00 PM. The production, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012 and officially opened on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) will have played 159 performances.

Photo Flash: Mariska Hargitay, Warren Leight Visit WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by Kelsey Denette - February 23, 2013

LAW & ORDER star Mariska Hargitay and screenwriter Warren Leight visited the cast and crew after seeing the Thursday evening performance of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Check out photos below!

Photo Flash: Kate Burton and Dr. Ruth Visit WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Kate Burton visited the cast and crew after the matinee performance of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? And on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, Dr. Ruth Westheimer came to give some marital advise to George and Martha. Check out photos of the guests with the cast below!

Photo Flash: Nicholas Hytner Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2013

Nicholas Hytner, Director of London's National Theatre, visited the cast and crew after seeing the evening performance of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Check out a photo of the group below!

Photo Flash: Judith Light Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2013

Friday night, February 8, 2013 the cast and crew of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF were visited by Judith Light. Check out a photo of the group below!

Photo Flash: Parker Posey Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 3, 2013

Last night, February 2nd, Parker Posey joined George and Martha's party at The Booth Theatre. After the performance of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, she visited the cast and crew backstage. Check out a photo of the group below!

Photo Flash: Oliver Platt Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2013

This afternoon, February 2, 2013, the cast and crew of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? were visited by Oliver Platt after the matinee. Check out a photo of the group below!

Photo Flash: David Hyde Pierce Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2013

On Thursday night January 31, 2013, David Hyde Pierce and his nephew, the playwright Greg Pierce attended the performance of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and then visited the cast and crew backstage after the show. Check out a photo of the group below!

Photo Flash: Shirley MacLaine Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, after the matinee of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, Shirley MacLaine came backstage to visit the cast and crew. Check out a photo of the group below!

Photo Flash: Terry Kinney Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

Terry Kinney and his friend Heidi Neurauter visited the cast and crew of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF after the performance on Saturday evening, January 26, 2013. Check out a photo of the group backstage below!

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Conclude Limited Run 3/3
by Nicole Rosky - January 28, 2013

The critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play its final performance on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 PM. The production, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012 and officially opened on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) will have played 159 performances.

Edward Albee Talks WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2013

Legendary playwright Edward Albee rarely attends Broadway productions because much of what gets produced is 'usually junk,' he tells Tracy Smith in an interview with CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH Charles Osgood, which was broadcast this morning, Jan. 27 (9:00 AM, ET). He also says he lies on his Tony ballots, too. Read Albee's full Q&A with CBS Sunday Morning HERE.

Photo Flash: Kathryn Erbe Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2013

Friday night brought Kathryn Erbe to Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF on Broadway. Kathryn and her daughter Maeve visited the cast and crew backstage after the performance. Check out a photo from the visit below!

Photo Flash: Randy Jones, Cowboy from The Village People, Visits VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2013

The critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012 and officially opened on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), is on sale through March 2013. The cast and crew were greeted backstage last night, January 24, by Randy Jones, Cowboy from The Village People. Check out photos of him backstage at the play below!

Photo Flash: Jay O. Sanders and Mariann Plunkett Visit WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2013

On Tuesday, January 22nd Jay O. Sanders and Mariann Plunkett visited the home of George and Martha. They're pictured below with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf's Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. And today backstage before the show, the cast and crew celebrated the birthday of Honey, Carrie Coon. In the photo below, Carrie is ready to make the first slice in a Triple Layer Death by Chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache.

Photo Flash: Julianna Margulies and Philip Seymour Hoffman Visit WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2013

Last week the cast and crew of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF were visited by Julianna Margulies and her husband on Saturday evening, January 19, 2013 and Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the matinee. Check out photos of the stars with the cast below!

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Celebrate 100th Performance, 1/4
by Nicole Rosky - January 2, 2013

The critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play its 100th performance on Friday January 4th at 7:00 pm. The production, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012 and officially opened on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), is on sale through March 2013.

'VIRGINIA WOOLF' and 'ASHER LEV' Casts Set for THEATER TALK, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2012

The upcoming episode of THEATER TALK features cast members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton from Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,' the Steppenwolf Theater production currently on Broadway, followed by Ari Brand, Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson from 'My Name is Asher Lev,' the Aaron Posner adaptation of the Chaim Potok novel, playing off-Broadway at the Westside Theater.

'VIRGINIA WOOLF' and 'ASHER LEV' Casts Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 12/21
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2012

The upcoming episode of THEATER TALK features cast members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton from Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,' the Steppenwolf Theater production currently on Broadway, followed by Ari Brand, Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson from 'My Name is Asher Lev,' the Aaron Posner adaptation of the Chaim Potok novel, playing off-Broadway at the Westside Theater.

BWW Interviews: By George! How Tracy Letts Remade a Classic
by Adrienne Onofri - December 18, 2012

The actor/playwright talks about his work on 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Hosts Marriage Counselor Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2012

Producers of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which began performances today, September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), have announced that tonight, November 15, they will bring a group of marriage counselors and therapists in to see the production. Following the performance there will be a short talkback with members of the cast, director Pam MacKinnon and Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., a well-known clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Dr. Petrucelli will discuss the many complex issues the play raises about marriage and relationships and why George and Martha, despite being a couple of the early 60s, still resonate with audiences today.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Hosts Marriage Counselor Night, Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2012

Producers of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), have announced that on Thursday, November 15, they will bring a group of marriage counselors and therapists in to see the production. Following the performance there will be a short talkback with members of the cast, director Pam MacKinnon and Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., a well-known clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Dr. Petrucelli will discuss the many complex issues the play raises about marriage and relationships and why George and Martha, despite being a couple of the early 60s, still resonate with audiences today.

BWW Interviews: DEBUT OF THE MONTH: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF's Madison Dirks
by Caryn Robbins - October 25, 2012

Madison Dirks chatted with BWW about making his Broadway debut in Albee's hilarious and provocative masterpiece.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1962, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2020 and which opened in 2020.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has been nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Play for Pam MacKinnon, Best Revival of a Play for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Angelina Fiordellisi, GFour Productions, Will Trice, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Kathleen K. Johnson, Ken Greiner, Luigi & Rose Caiola, Dramatic Forces, Michael Palitz, Cheryl Lachowicz, Jam Theatricals, Richard Gross, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Patty Baker, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Kit Seidel, Mary Lu Roffe, Susan Quint Gallin, Jerry Frankel, Jeffrey Richards, and the production itself.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has won the following Tony Awards: Best Direction of a Play for Pam MacKinnon, Best Revival of a Play for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Angelina Fiordellisi, GFour Productions, Will Trice, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Kathleen K. Johnson, Ken Greiner, Luigi & Rose Caiola, Dramatic Forces, Michael Palitz, Cheryl Lachowicz, Jam Theatricals, Richard Gross, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Patty Baker, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Kit Seidel, Mary Lu Roffe, Susan Quint Gallin, Jerry Frankel, Jeffrey Richards, and the overall Best Revival of a Play for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Pam MacKinnon, Outstanding Revival of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Awards at the Drama League Awards for Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, Distinguished Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Pam MacKinnon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Theatre World Award at the Theatre World Awards for Carrie Coon.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has won several awards, including Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Pam MacKinnon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards), Distinguished Performance Awards for Tracy Letts and Amy Morton (Drama League Awards), Distinguished Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pam MacKinnon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards), and the Theatre World Award for Carrie Coon (Theatre World Awards).

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